Thanks to the support of the many sponsors and players, the annual Ruapehu Open was a success as usual with a good number of golfers turning out on a fine Friday and a drizzly Saturday to compete for some great prizes.
No one managed to get a hole in one so Dave Scott held onto the $30,000.00 Ford.
The overall winner of the Open was Doug Holloway a professional who has won on the Charles Tour 5 times.
Doug shot 72 to be 3 shots clear of fellow professional Trevor Marshall.
Peter Smithson won a trip on the Forgotten World Highway for third place.
Marcia Marshall was the winning lady and Tom Spry led the locals off the white tees with a nett score of 62.
Duane Dixon was a close second with a nett 63 and Chris Vanderwesthuizen continuing his run of good form, scoring a nett 66.
The Friday super haggle was won by local, Kelvin McLeod who scored an impressive 46 points to be well clear of Khrishane Edmonds in second place.
Visitors Eru Kaiawha and Sam Iraia shared third place with 41 points.
The Sunday competition was won by Robert Edmonds with 45 points.
Tom Spry, the form player of the weekend shared second with Mike Hoeta.
Rex Harding and Alan Murdie shared third. Rex had twos on the 3rd and 14th holes.
There are still matches to be played to decide the finalists in the Strachan Trophy.
Next Sunday will be a normal club day, tee off at 1.00pm.
The club is participating in the ‘she loves golf’ program again this year.
Budding female golfers can get golf lessons from Rhys Watkins on Fridays from 10am to 12.00 starting on 16th November.
Rhys is also available for golf lessons for anyone interested, this Friday.
Contact Andy Entwisle 027 2907920.
Regards, Grant Pope